Over the course of Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner’s public career, a dozen of his staffers beelined from his office into high-paying corporate lobbying roles - including stints lobbying for pharmaceutical giants such as GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca - raising suspicions about Gardner’s continued silence on issues like capping prescription drug prices.
In an interview with CNBC in January, President Donald Trump laid bare his intent to gut Medicare and Social Security should he be reelected to a second term. “At some point they will be,” Trump said. “At the right time, we will take a look at that.” Despite claims to the contrary, CO. Sen. Cory Gardner’s interests to slash these vital programs are directly intertwined with the president.
Gardner Said He Couldn’t Back Trump, ‘Who Brags About Degrading and Assaulting Women.’ Turns Out, He Can.
Sen. Cory Gardner, who in October 2016 said of Donald Trump, “I cannot and will not support someone who brags about degrading and assaulting women,” this week said that he, in fact, can and will. After two years of tightrope-walking between Trump critic and Trump cheerleader, Gardner, R-Colo., made his choice, saying he would support Trump’s re-election bid.
Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., held a fundraiser for his re-election campaign at a lobbying firm's Washington office Wednesday as a partial government shutdown that has left some 800,000 federal workers without paychecks entered its 26th day.